Haul off and what?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Nov 8 01:00:30 UTC 2000

All of Ron's ? and * are fine by me, making me wonder whether or not he is
an authentic haul-off and speaker.


>In a message dated 11/7/2000 3:15:24 PM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:
><< Well, mebbe so, and the "haul off and kiss me" case is certainly
>active and physical (without being necessarily all THAT violent, as
>others would predict).  But here's another non-physical example,
>_haul off and marry_, although arguably again for special effect. >>
>yeah, it has to be violently physical, or at least metaphorically so
>*Alex hauled off and played his piano
>*?Alex hauled off and played seventy-two different versions of "Comin' 'Round
>the Mountain" on his piano
>?Alex hauled off and pounded out seventy-two different versions of "Comin'
>'Round the Mountain" on his piano
>Haul off and kiss that gal!
>?Haul off and kiss my ass!
>*?You may now haul off and kiss the bride.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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